The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1888

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The S.S. Algonquin has gone to Toledo to load corn for Kingston.

Three barges, with 1,800 bars of railroad iron from Montreal, were expected to arrive today.

The Canadian Pacific railway company has abandoned its attempts to recover the cargo of the steamship Algoma wrecked on Isle Royale, Lake Superior. About twelve tons of iron and castings is all that has been secured.

The steamer Kathleen has had her interior nearly completed, and now has twenty double berths and staterooms, and a splendid engine on the model of that of an ocean steamer, turned out by the Kingston locomotive works. Capt. Luke de Pencier, Kempville, is in command, and the popular purser is W.P. Storey, Plantaganet. She has a crew of twenty.

The steamer Sylvan Stream left Charlotte on Thursday for the Thousand Islands with a large party. The journey was enjoyed, but when the return trip began a gale set in. The steamer started from Cape Vincent, but was forced to run into Sackett's harbor. Immense waves struck the boat squarely, making her dip and drenching the forward passenger deck. All day Friday the Sylvan Stream lay at the dock. At five o'clock Saturday Captain Estes again put out and was forced to return. Meals were served free of cost after dinner on Thursday. Shortly after noon on Saturday Captain Estes made his third and successful attempt to reach Charlotte, arriving in port in the evening.

Arrivals: schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 209 tons coal; schr. Herbert Dudley, Charlotte, 435 tons coal; schr. Samana, Oswego, coal.

Personal Mention - G. Baton is acting as captain of the steamer Spartan, Royal mail line.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1888